Ryan Kerrigan of the Washington Football Team has officially signed with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Kerrigan has spent his first 10 years in the National Football League (NFL) with Washington. He has racked up 147 quarterback hits and 95.5 sacks- the most in Washington’s history.
Kerrigan stated in an announcement Monday morning that he probably wasn’t Philadelphia’s favorite player, given his 13.5 sacks against the Eagles. This tied the record for most sacks against any one team with the Dallas Cowboys.
As the Eagles’ newest linebacker, Kerrigan will be joined by their newest defensive coordinator, Jonathan Gannon.
Gannon was the previous assistant coach for the Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Viking, Tennessee Titans, and Atlanta Falcons.
Kerrigan’s contract with the Eagles only lasts one year, leaving the door open for a potential return to Washington. However, Washington is making it clear they want to see how their younger players do first before thinking about a reunion with Kerrigan.
Washington has drafted two more young players to fill Kerrigan’s position: William Bradley-King and Shaka Toney. They also have newer editions, Montez Sweat and Chase Young, moving to starting positions this year.
Kerrigan told ESPN that, while he always envisioned playing his entire career in Washington, he eventually began thinking about playing elsewhere and wanted to make a change.